Friday, June 25, 2010

Dutch Funnel Cake

I was invited to a virtual picnic, and as it has hit the 110's, and I'm not a fan of ants, virtual seems the way to go.  You're invited too, just check in with Louise of Months of Edible Celebrations.  She'll hook you up!

I guess I never played the picnic game growing up, but it seems it's an alphabetic memory game, and my letter is D.  So anyway...here goes:

I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing:  (I will link the first 3 as I get the entries from Louise)


*Dutch Funnel Cake


I've been craving funnel cake since we came back from Knott's Berry Farm so decided to make some myself.


Click here for the recipe at Recipezaar.

Mine is not as pretty as KBF's, but it was yummy just the same.  Not as greasy either (I suppose that's a personal decision whether that's a good thing or not).
 I think these got a thumbs up from the whole family.  Speaking of digits, I burned the ever-loving snot out of 2 fingers on my right hand while making this!  In fact, the pain was so mind numbing for a few minutes I considered an ER trip.  But all the skin was intact and I figured all the ER would do would be charge me a co pay and make fun of me for being a klutz/whiny baby.  I had to keep my fingers dunked in ice water on and off for about 5 hours until it finally settled down.  It's too bad I like to cook because for the most part I really should stay away from hot oil and sharp objects! 

29 comments:

Vic said...

Mmmmm...so goood! I love funnel cakes.....;) have a nice weekend!

Monica H said...

I hope your fingers are okay! oh no! Was the funnel cake worth it?

Monica

Julie said...

The funnel cake was good, but worth it good? Actually I don't think I've ever had anything that good! HA!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Sorry about your fingers Julie! Hope their feeling better. I would of consoled myself with many helpings of this delicious funnel cake!

Deborah said...

I have never made a funnel cake at home!! Sorry about your fingers - I hope they are feeling better.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh goodness, gracious me, I feel terrible, Julie. I am so sorry...

Your funnel cake sure looks pretty yummy to me. I haven't had funnel cake in ages.

Thank you so much for joining us on the picnic and you "played" the game just like I remember. I'm horrified at your injury though. I do hope you're feeling better. Please keep us informed. Louise

I'll email you the rest of the letters as I get them. Take care...

Chris said...

funnel cakes! Bring on the cotton candy and candied apples too ;)

cookies and cups said...

ouch! hope you're feeling better!

funnel cake makes me weak in the knees :)

Joanne said...

This is inducing a craving and a half. I can't even remember the last time I had funnel cake! Looks perfect for a picnic.

Mimi said...

I hope your fingers are better. The funnel cake looks great, I haven't had one in years.
Mimi

theUngourmet said...

I've never made Dutch funnel cake. It looks delicious! Sorry you burned your fingers. Next time try putting your hand into strong cold black tea. Something in the tea takes away the pain. I've tried it with my daughter when she put her hands on the blazing wood stove. It worked wonders. :)

girlichef said...

Oh, I totally want one of these!! Once it's done, so I'm out of danger's way ;) Great picnic contribution!

Barbara Bakes said...

Fun! The only time we get funnel cakes is at any amusement park too.

Brenda De Sousa said...

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog! Oh my gosh, I haven't had funnel cakes in years. What wondeful memories you brought back. So sorry about your fingers, ouch!! Hope you're feeling much better. You deserve an extra funnel cake. :o)

Sook said...

Oh looks delicious! I have never had it before. I should try it.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Oh goodness - man, there's nothing quite as painful as a burn like that. Well, okay I guess there IS but not in that moment there isn't! Ouch!! Glad it didn't involve a trip to the ER though. Last time I had to go to the ER was for a wasp sting on my ring finger - had to get my ring cut off!! It was rather scary at the time, I was afraid I was gonna lose my finger there for a bit.

I'm with you on the funnel cakes. I LOVE to make them at home too. I use a funnel, fill it up while I hold my finger over the hole and then just squiggle it all around while it pours out so it sort of glues together. Fun!!

Be sure to check out my giveaway up on Monday!

Johanna GGG said...

never heard of funnel cake but sounds like something I would love - though I will leave the deep frying to braver souls such as yourself - sorry to hear about your burns but glad you enjoyed the funnel cake

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

I love funnel cakes! I've never thought to make them on my own...these look so good!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Hey, we are in the 3 H's right now.

HEAT, HUMID and HORSEFlIES

Virtual picnic sounds just fine!

Monet said...

I'm glad you found my blog...and that I found yours! I love funnel cake and this looks delicious!

Juliana said...

Oh! Funnel cake...haven't had these for like forever...glad that you are bringing it to the picnic so I can have some...yummie!

grace said...

when i'm at a fair, i make a beeline for the funnel cake booth. in fact, they're pretty much the only reason i go to a fair. (and it's the only time i eat them, for obvious reasons...) :)

Karen said...

Deep-frying always needs so much attention . . . but your funnel cake looks delightful! I hope your burn is feeling better . . .

Janet Rudolph said...

I've never made a funnel cake. This looks like even I can make it... I'll probably drizzle chocolate over it, but then I'm always DyingforChocolate :-)

Zibi said...

Amazing! I've only had funnel cake at Canada's Wonderland and they're huge and oily... but yes tasty!

Yours is so cute :) Thanks for posting.

Take care of your fingers...

Colours and Textures said...

That's a clever ideaand new to me, thanks for sharing.

Sweet and Savory said...

This is such a fantastic idea and it makes a great presentation. You will save for me, please.

Tiffanee said...

I hope your fingers are all right! This looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe so we can enjoy it at home, while wishing we were on vacation. Perfect for a picnic.

oneordinaryday said...

Hope you're okay. What a fun idea!